Act of Kindness from Brenda

I'm not sure if you're already aware of this, but there is an amazing Facebook group called Minneapolis Vaccine Hunters. This group was started by Maura Caldwell and Ess Aune. I have no idea who these women are, but their group has grown to more than 15,000 people in a matter of weeks. The entire group exists to help other people find vaccines for their loved ones. And it's working!

My mom is 72 and immunocompromised due to medications she must take for her auto-immune disorder. She tried for weeks to get an appointment through several of her clinics / health care systems, but to no avail, and she was so discouraged. After being a part of this group for just one day, I was able to give my mom a number to call for a local clinic that has vaccines available. She's now scheduled to receive her first dose on Saturday, 2/27, and we are all so thankful.

There are so many similar stories in this group. It's absolutely amazing and beautiful to see thousands of Minnesotans trying to help other Minnesotans get vaccinated. We all have the same goal - being able to be together again someday soon - and this group is helping us get there.

Thanks again for your work and for your kindness towards us all!


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